'Dark' presents some unforeseen challenges for cast

'Dark' presents some unforeseen challenges for cast
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre wants its patrons to use only the very edge of their seats.

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir
NEW YORK - It's a simple proclamation that can bring you instantly back to the land of Oz: "As coroner, I must aver / I thoroughly examined her / And she's not only merely dead / She's really, most sincerely dead!"

'Dark' presents some unforeseen challenges for cast
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre wants its patrons to use only the very edge of their seats.

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir
NEW YORK - It's a simple proclamation that can bring you instantly back to the land of Oz: "As coroner, I must aver / I thoroughly examined her / And she's not only merely dead / She's really, most sincerely dead!"

Team caps year of firsts with region title
Brett Wiggins and cousin Ben Keilhotz walked side-by-side after yet another impressive Cross Creek victory.

Concessions prices will drop

Concessions prices will drop
Good news, Augusta GreenJackets fans: Your rants, e-mails and phone calls should be answered soon.

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame
Scrapbooks. Every family has one. Some are filled with snapshots. Others with postcards. But their purpose is to record our memories and chronicle our lives for posterity.

Team caps year of firsts with region title

Mets top Phillies
NEW YORK - Jae Seo pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings, and streaking slugger Cliff Floyd homered and made an outstanding catch that saved two runs to lead the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night.

Team caps year of firsts with region title
Brett Wiggins and cousin Ben Keilhotz walked side-by-side after yet another impressive Cross Creek victory.

Mets top Phillies

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame

Concessions prices will drop
Good news, Augusta GreenJackets fans: Your rants, e-mails and phone calls should be answered soon.

Mets top Phillies
NEW YORK - Jae Seo pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings, and streaking slugger Cliff Floyd homered and made an outstanding catch that saved two runs to lead the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night.

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame
Scrapbooks. Every family has one. Some are filled with snapshots. Others with postcards. But their purpose is to record our memories and chronicle our lives for posterity.

Employee's severed finger found in frozen custard
WILMINGTON, N.C. - State officials are trying to determine how a worker cut off part of his finger and how the severed piece wound up in a customer's ice cream at a shop that was cleared by the state after a similar accident last summer.

Odds and Ends
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Something doesn't smell right to the Car-Freshner Corp., and now it's suing to clear the air.

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold
NEW YORK - Online casino Golden Palace has spilled $5,001 for Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test.

Firefighter makes astounding recovery
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Nearly 9½ years after a firefighter was left brain-damaged and mostly mute during a 1995 roof collapse, he did something that shocked his family and doctors: He asked for his wife.

Firefighter makes astounding recovery
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Nearly 9½ years after a firefighter was left brain-damaged and mostly mute during a 1995 roof collapse, he did something that shocked his family and doctors: He asked for his wife.

Employee's severed finger found in frozen custard
WILMINGTON, N.C. - State officials are trying to determine how a worker cut off part of his finger and how the severed piece wound up in a customer's ice cream at a shop that was cleared by the state after a similar accident last summer.

Odds and Ends
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Something doesn't smell right to the Car-Freshner Corp., and now it's suing to clear the air.

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold
NEW YORK - Online casino Golden Palace has spilled $5,001 for Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test.

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest
AMHERST, Ohio - It wasn't Laurie Ralston's resume that got the attention of police. It was her record.

Odds and Ends
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - The burger war is growing - one bun at a time.

Odds and Ends
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - The burger war is growing - one bun at a time.

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest
AMHERST, Ohio - It wasn't Laurie Ralston's resume that got the attention of police. It was her record.

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers
ATLANTA - Standing ovations tend to be rare and understated at Turner Field.

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers

Braves defeat Marlins
ATLANTA - When Tim Hudson took the mound in the top of the first inning, he didn't even realize Chipper Jones was back at third base.

Hampton's hot streak put on ice
ATLANTA - Tuesday provided a perfect illustration of the danger that lurks in the Florida Marlins' lineup.

Jones' return boosts Braves

Chipper can't say when he'll return to field
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said Tuesday that he's done trying to guess when he'll be able to return from the mysterious, lingering left foot injury that has pained him for more than a week.

Jones' return boosts Braves
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones couldn't take sitting any longer. Despite still feeling pain from a bone bruise in his left foot, the Atlanta Braves' third baseman made his first start in 10 days Wednesday.

Hampton's hot streak put on ice
ATLANTA - Tuesday provided a perfect illustration of the danger that lurks in the Florida Marlins' lineup.

Braves defeat Marlins
ATLANTA - When Tim Hudson took the mound in the top of the first inning, he didn't even realize Chipper Jones was back at third base.

Chipper can't say when he'll return to field
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said Tuesday that he's done trying to guess when he'll be able to return from the mysterious, lingering left foot injury that has pained him for more than a week.

Braves defeat Marlins

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers
ATLANTA - Standing ovations tend to be rare and understated at Turner Field.

Hampton's hot streak put on ice

Jones' return boosts Braves
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones couldn't take sitting any longer. Despite still feeling pain from a bone bruise in his left foot, the Atlanta Braves' third baseman made his first start in 10 days Wednesday.

Chipper can't say when he'll return to field

Oil prices rise above $50 a barrel in spite of growing U.S. supply
Oil prices climbed above $50 a barrel Wednesday despite rising U.S. inventories of crude oil and gasoline, a counterintuitive market response that analysts chalked up to technical trading and speculation about future supply tightness.

First Citizens acquires People's
The Aiken-based People's Community Capital Corp. has been purchased by Columbia-based First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Inc.

Stocks finish mixed after rate increase
NEW YORK - Stocks stumbled to a mixed finish Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kept to its policy of gradual interest rate increases but provided little new insight into the health of the economy.

Clemson sees future link to SRS
Clemson University President James F. Barker said Wednesday that Savannah River Site will likely play a major role in helping the school's International Center for Automotive Research develop hydrogen vehicle technology.

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock
DETROIT - Investors in troubled General Motors Corp. were betting Wednesday that 87-year-old billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's surprise proposal to acquire a large stake in the company could be a catalyst for better times at the world's largest automaker.

Stocks finish mixed after rate increase

Survey: Economy is expanding slowly
NEW YORK - The service portion of the U.S. economy expanded for the 25th straight month in April, but at a slower pace than in March, a private research organization said Wednesday.

Man admits obstruction in fraud case

Clemson sees future link to SRS
Clemson University President James F. Barker said Wednesday that Savannah River Site will likely play a major role in helping the school's International Center for Automotive Research develop hydrogen vehicle technology.

Fed boosts key interest rate for eighth time
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, caught between a sudden economic slowdown and heightened worries about inflation, decided to nudge a key interest rate up by another quarter-point on Tuesday.

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch
A family-owned hardware store will soon be rubbing shoulders with the national chains and big-box retailers that are sprouting up along Washington Road in Evans.

Stocks finish mixed after rate increase
NEW YORK - Stocks stumbled to a mixed finish Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kept to its policy of gradual interest rate increases but provided little new insight into the health of the economy.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The parent company of Bi-Lo groceries says it plans to sell or close 116 stores throughout the Southeast - and bolster services in South Carolina - as part of a long-range strategy to improve operations.

Fed boosts key interest rate for eighth time

Government might sell 30-year Treasury bonds again
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Wednesday that it is considering bringing back the 30-year bond to provide financing for the government in an era of record budget deficits.

Fed boosts key interest rate for eighth time
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, caught between a sudden economic slowdown and heightened worries about inflation, decided to nudge a key interest rate up by another quarter-point on Tuesday.

Ford, GM sales fall; Toyota has record sales
DETROIT - The nation's two largest automakers on Tuesday reported lower April demand, as light truck sales slipped against a backdrop of higher gas prices. Toyota Motor Corp. reported record U.S. sales, however, saying consumers snapped up hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles.

First Citizens acquires People's
The Aiken-based People's Community Capital Corp. has been purchased by Columbia-based First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Inc.

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock

Ford, GM sales fall; Toyota has record sales

First Citizens acquires People's

Women share tips for career success

Women share tips for career success
Girls don't just want to have fun. They start businesses, too.

Ford, GM sales fall; Toyota has record sales
DETROIT - The nation's two largest automakers on Tuesday reported lower April demand, as light truck sales slipped against a backdrop of higher gas prices. Toyota Motor Corp. reported record U.S. sales, however, saying consumers snapped up hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles.

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch
A family-owned hardware store will soon be rubbing shoulders with the national chains and big-box retailers that are sprouting up along Washington Road in Evans.

Oil prices rise above $50 a barrel in spite of growing U.S. supply

Women share tips for career success
Girls don't just want to have fun. They start businesses, too.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm

Factory orders post tiny March increase
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories eked out a tiny 0.1 percent increase in March even though demand for big-ticket items took a big plunge, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The parent company of Bi-Lo groceries says it plans to sell or close 116 stores throughout the Southeast - and bolster services in South Carolina - as part of a long-range strategy to improve operations.

Man admits obstruction in fraud case
WASHINGTON - An Augusta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing federal regulators' investigation of an alleged nationwide securities fraud scheme that used voice-mail messages made to look as if they were accidentally left on people's answering machines to pique their interest in stocks.

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock
DETROIT - Investors in troubled General Motors Corp. were betting Wednesday that 87-year-old billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's surprise proposal to acquire a large stake in the company could be a catalyst for better times at the world's largest automaker.

Oil prices rise above $50 a barrel in spite of growing U.S. supply
Oil prices climbed above $50 a barrel Wednesday despite rising U.S. inventories of crude oil and gasoline, a counterintuitive market response that analysts chalked up to technical trading and speculation about future supply tightness.

Clemson sees future link to SRS

Man admits obstruction in fraud case
WASHINGTON - An Augusta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing federal regulators' investigation of an alleged nationwide securities fraud scheme that used voice-mail messages made to look as if they were accidentally left on people's answering machines to pique their interest in stocks.

Palmetto deserves boost in fanfare

Abu Ghraib's Cover Girl

Budget crybabies
There's surely room for constructive criticism of the Republican-led Congress' planned $2.6 trillion budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, but don't expect to hear it from Democrats.

Abu Ghraib's Cover Girl
We feel certain Pfc. Lynndie England - the worst thing to happen to the U.S. military since Gulf War Syndrome - will not spend nearly enough time in prison.

Terrorists aren't winning

Budget crybabies
There's surely room for constructive criticism of the Republican-led Congress' planned $2.6 trillion budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, but don't expect to hear it from Democrats.

Terrorists aren't winning
Bad news generally drives out good news, and there's been quite a bit of bad news coming out of Iraq recently.

Curbing illegals

Borderline insanity

Curbing illegals
Eleven states now grant driver's licenses to noncitizens who do not have visas. Next to getting a Social Security number, a driver's license is the best ticket an illegal immigrant - or terrorist - can have to gain phony residency or citizenship to move freely about the country.

Borderline insanity
It was, in essence, a human speed trap. And, as with any kind of speed trap, it may need to be repeated to truly slow the traffic down.

Terrorists aren't winning
Bad news generally drives out good news, and there's been quite a bit of bad news coming out of Iraq recently.

Abu Ghraib's Cover Girl
We feel certain Pfc. Lynndie England - the worst thing to happen to the U.S. military since Gulf War Syndrome - will not spend nearly enough time in prison.

Curbing illegals
Eleven states now grant driver's licenses to noncitizens who do not have visas. Next to getting a Social Security number, a driver's license is the best ticket an illegal immigrant - or terrorist - can have to gain phony residency or citizenship to move freely about the country.

Budget crybabies

Borderline insanity
It was, in essence, a human speed trap. And, as with any kind of speed trap, it may need to be repeated to truly slow the traffic down.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

People in the News
NEW YORK - A Britney Spears song in a time capsule? Perhaps, if the wickedly subversive Richard Thompson is doing the packing.

The top five list
The top five list of entertainment.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Polk County Attorney's Office has dropped charges against actor Jason Cook because police didn't notarize a ticket filed against him.

Concert calendar
THE COMING WEEK THE BLACK CROWES: Today-Sunday, Tabernacle, Atlanta

People in the News
NEW YORK - A Britney Spears song in a time capsule? Perhaps, if the wickedly subversive Richard Thompson is doing the packing.

The Liquid Life
COYOTEs ADDRESS: 2512 Peach Orchard Road DRINK SPECIALS: Wednesday, Drink & Drown, $10, unlimited draft beer and well drinks; Thursday: Ladies Night, women drink free with $5 cover; also available are $3.50 pitchers of beer and $3.50 Jager bombs

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'
If you have decent medical insurance, $20 will pay for a trip to the doctor, which is bound to be more fun than NARC (Midway).

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do
At 73 years old, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business still believes there's work to be done.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do
At 73 years old, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business still believes there's work to be done.

Drama aside, Brown's statue gets its place
James Brown's biggest birthday present this year might be a few days late but well worth the wait.

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation
NEW YORK - The "American Idol" contestant who said he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul detailed late-night phone calls, clandestine kisses and her pleas to keep things secret in an ABC News special Wednesday.

People in the News
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Polk County Attorney's Office has dropped charges against actor Jason Cook because police didn't notarize a ticket filed against him.

Paris Hilton: 'I'm like an American princess'
NEW YORK - For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real.

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation
NEW YORK - The "American Idol" contestant who said he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul detailed late-night phone calls, clandestine kisses and her pleas to keep things secret in an ABC News special Wednesday.

The top five list
The top five list of entertainment.

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'
If you have decent medical insurance, $20 will pay for a trip to the doctor, which is bound to be more fun than NARC (Midway).

Paris Hilton: 'I'm like an American princess'
NEW YORK - For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

Bill would insure retirement accounts up to $260,000

Bill would insure retirement accounts up to $260,000
WASHINGTON - The $100,000 ceiling on federal bank deposit insurance would rise to $130,000, and double that amount for retirement accounts, under a bill debated Wednesday in the House.

Bill would insure retirement accounts up to $260,000
WASHINGTON - The $100,000 ceiling on federal bank deposit insurance would rise to $130,000, and double that amount for retirement accounts, under a bill debated Wednesday in the House.

Do-it-yourself apricot and cilantro chutney
CONCORD, N.H. - Call me the "Chutney Kid." A few years ago I was introduced to the wonder that is chutney, that chunky, saucy, sort-of-sweet, sort-of-spicy Indian condiment that often includes some combination of fruit and onion.

Return of Harvest Table has new hours, service

A souffle can lift a meal beyond routine
The idea of a souffle can seem appealing, something rather special and beyond routine to choose on a menu - but intimidating, perhaps, for the home cook to try.

Potatoes anchor dish for company or family

Small bites
DALLAS - The 2005 cookbook awards of the International Association of Culinary Professionals were announced at the association's recent 27th annual conference in Dallas. The purpose of the awards, the IACP says, is to "honor the best writing and publishing in the food and beverage industry."

Small bites

Do-it-yourself apricot and cilantro chutney

A souffle can lift a meal beyond routine

Low-fat grilled shrimp has a tangy taste
This grilled shrimp with yogurt cilantro sauce is a vibrant but healthily low-fat dish to include in grilling season meals, as either appetizer or entree, according to your menu.

Low-fat grilled shrimp has a tangy taste

Potatoes anchor dish for company or family
Spring and summer bring many occasions for holiday celebrations, family gatherings or just casual sociability. Whatever party plans you may be making, or just to have something in reserve for family visits, collect recipes for pleasing but practical dishes you can make ahead and have ready to serve as needed.

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak
THE RIB SHAK ADDRESS: 809 Laney-Walker Blvd.

Do-it-yourself apricot and cilantro chutney
CONCORD, N.H. - Call me the "Chutney Kid." A few years ago I was introduced to the wonder that is chutney, that chunky, saucy, sort-of-sweet, sort-of-spicy Indian condiment that often includes some combination of fruit and onion.

Grilled pork chops made easy
If you're looking for a main course dish that you can be ready to serve in about 30 minutes or less, pork chops are a good starting point. The clincher would be some tasty way to dress them up.

Low-fat grilled shrimp has a tangy taste
This grilled shrimp with yogurt cilantro sauce is a vibrant but healthily low-fat dish to include in grilling season meals, as either appetizer or entree, according to your menu.

Return of Harvest Table has new hours, service
Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.

Potatoes anchor dish for company or family
Spring and summer bring many occasions for holiday celebrations, family gatherings or just casual sociability. Whatever party plans you may be making, or just to have something in reserve for family visits, collect recipes for pleasing but practical dishes you can make ahead and have ready to serve as needed.

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak
THE RIB SHAKADDRESS: 809 Laney-Walker Blvd.

Grilled pork chops made easy
If you're looking for a main course dish that you can be ready to serve in about 30 minutes or less, pork chops are a good starting point. The clincher would be some tasty way to dress them up.

A souffle can lift a meal beyond routine
The idea of a souffle can seem appealing, something rather special and beyond routine to choose on a menu - but intimidating, perhaps, for the home cook to try.

Small bites
DALLAS - The 2005 cookbook awards of the International Association of Culinary Professionals were announced at the association's recent 27th annual conference in Dallas. The purpose of the awards, the IACP says, is to "honor the best writing and publishing in the food and beverage industry."

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak

Return of Harvest Table has new hours, service
Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.

Grilled pork chops made easy

Writer's wit adds entertainment to stories
"TPC sounds too much like something kids sniff." No one is safe from Dan Jenkins, and we're all that much more entertained because of it.

Rolling in the dough
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tiger Woods' chip-in birdie at the par-3 16th hole of the Masters Tournament didn't just help win his fourth green jacket.

Writer's wit adds entertainment to stories

Annika Sorenstam streaking into history
Annika Sorenstam was in South Korea six months ago when something strange happened. She didn't win.

Rolling in the dough
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tiger Woods' chip-in birdie at the par-3 16th hole of the Masters Tournament didn't just help win his fourth green jacket.

Writer's wit adds entertainment to stories
"TPC sounds too much like something kids sniff." No one is safe from Dan Jenkins, and we're all that much more entertained because of it.

Woods, Sorenstam spark excitement
Other than major championships, there aren't many weeks in golf when turning on the television and tuning in is an absolute must.

Woods, Sorenstam spark excitement
Other than major championships, there aren't many weeks in golf when turning on the television and tuning in is an absolute must.

Annika Sorenstam streaking into history

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in golf:

Rolling in the dough

Upcoming Events

Annika Sorenstam streaking into history
Annika Sorenstam was in South Korea six months ago when something strange happened. She didn't win.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in golf:

Woods, Sorenstam spark excitement

Turnovers can bring family together
Mom's special day is Sunday, so why not cook her a delicious after-church or Sunday-afternoon lunch.

Turnovers can bring family together
Mom's special day is Sunday, so why not cook her a delicious after-church or Sunday-afternoon lunch.

Turnovers can bring family together

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Williams convicted on fraud charges
Former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Augusta on all charges of conspiring with four others to defraud an Augusta mental health center of more than $2 million.

Possibility of draft is chilling
Uncle Sam wants your child. I received a phone call from Princeton, N.J., last week. The woman gave me her name, then said, "I am calling from the Department of Defense and we are doing a survey. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right

Be wary of SPLOST proposal

Pope's scope was misrepresented
Fox News Channel's talk-show host Bill O'Reilly asked viewers recently if they thought there was too much discussion about the pope in the news. The Rev. J.F. Rodgers, Clearwater, S.C.

Historic Augusta tour will demonstrate downtown's rich potential
This weekend, May 6 and 7, affords Augustans a new and different opportunity to see what's going on in our up and coming downtown area - the chance to see what is happening above the store fronts.

Write truth about Social Security
I find it implausible that your staff at The Chronicle is as uninformed and unaware as to absent-mindedly write the empty-headed, totally laughable editorial "Safety net on fire" (May 1).Steve R. Smith, Evans

Historic Augusta tour will demonstrate downtown's rich potential
This weekend, May 6 and 7, affords Augustans a new and different opportunity to see what's going on in our up and coming downtown area - the chance to see what is happening above the store fronts.

Possibility of draft is chilling
Uncle Sam wants your child. I received a phone call from Princeton, N.J., last week. The woman gave me her name, then said, "I am calling from the Department of Defense and we are doing a survey. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Historic Augusta tour will demonstrate downtown's rich potential

Possibility of draft is chilling

Deal with sex offenders harshly
Regarding two articles in the April 24 Augusta Chronicle:A.G. Blackmon, Warrenville, S.C.

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right
Once again, the Republican Party is playing social conservatives for suckers.Charles Heywood, Martinez

Be wary of SPLOST proposal
I just read Andy Cheek`s opinion about SPLOST ("Support bond issues, SPLOST votes for Augusta's future," May 1), and I would like to know how he has the right to say anything about the Citizens Committee. Cecil Long, Hephzibah

Deal with sex offenders harshly

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right
Once again, the Republican Party is playing social conservatives for suckers.Charles Heywood, Martinez

Be wary of SPLOST proposal
I just read Andy Cheek`s opinion about SPLOST ("Support bond issues, SPLOST votes for Augusta's future," May 1), and I would like to know how he has the right to say anything about the Citizens Committee. Cecil Long, Hephzibah

Deal with sex offenders harshly
Regarding two articles in the April 24 Augusta Chronicle:A.G. Blackmon, Warrenville, S.C.

Artist dishes up area sights

First teen booster shot for whooping cough approved

New computers make grocery carts smarter

Living briefs

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian

Survey examines celebrities' influence on cancer screening
WASHINGTON - Celebrities can send people to the doctor.

Living briefs
Do fences really make the best neighbors? Is it possible to live and let live? If you've ever had to put up with loud music, barking dogs and messy yards, you know neighborly love often is anything but. We want to hear your stories of how you've dealt with nasty neighbors. Contact Staff Writer Patrick Verel at (706) 823-3332 or patrick.verel@ augustachronicle.com before Monday.

New computers make grocery carts smarter
Supermarkets are trying out new computers that make grocery carts more intelligent. They won't take over your trip to the store, as HAL took over the mission in "2001: A Space Odyssey." But they will help shoppers find lemon cake mix or light bulbs, let them order ahead to avoid the deli line and keep a running tally of the bill.

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian
Scientists have caught a dinosaur in the act of evolving from meat-eater to vegetarian.

First teen booster shot for whooping cough approved
WASHINGTON - The government approved the first whooping cough booster shot meant just for adolescents on Tuesday, a vaccine that doctors hope will battle a disease that's making a dangerous comeback.

Living briefs
Do fences really make the best neighbors? Is it possible to live and let live? If you've ever had to put up with loud music, barking dogs and messy yards, you know neighborly love often is anything but. We want to hear your stories of how you've dealt with nasty neighbors. Contact Staff Writer Patrick Verel at (706) 823-3332 or patrick.verel@ augustachronicle.com before Monday.

Artist dishes up area sights
Amy Roberts has never shown her art in a gallery, but her work is coming to a dinner table near you.

First teen booster shot for whooping cough approved
WASHINGTON - The government approved the first whooping cough booster shot meant just for adolescents on Tuesday, a vaccine that doctors hope will battle a disease that's making a dangerous comeback.

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian
Scientists have caught a dinosaur in the act of evolving from meat-eater to vegetarian.

Artist dishes up area sights
Amy Roberts has never shown her art in a gallery, but her work is coming to a dinner table near you.

New computers make grocery carts smarter
Supermarkets are trying out new computers that make grocery carts more intelligent. They won't take over your trip to the store, as HAL took over the mission in "2001: A Space Odyssey." But they will help shoppers find lemon cake mix or light bulbs, let them order ahead to avoid the deli line and keep a running tally of the bill.

Coaching candidates will visit next week
The Augusta Lynx should have a new coach in place within the next two weeks.

Marshals issue reward for help catching Stanko
The U.S. Marshal's Service has made a payment in connection with the Augusta capture of fugitive Stephen Stanko, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Sex offender notices to be printed
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has approved legislation that will require registered sex offenders to have their photos published in the counties where they live.

Defendants had faith in Williams
Trusting former state Rep. Robin Williams could get you in trouble, two of his co-defendants testified Tuesday.

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies
Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Boyd joined the Academy of Richmond County's Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps as a freshman to get out of physical education classes. He didn't know he'd fall in love with the program.

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EPD weighs pollution rules
Georgia has until January to adopt new rules to regulate industries classified as major sources of air pollution, according to state Environmental Protection Division officials.

Across Georgia
LAFAYETTE - The notorious northwest Georgia crematory where 334 rotting corpses were discovered three years ago has been torn down.

Private school hires ex-coach
ATHENS, Ga. - Four days after a federal judge dismissed her claim that her constitutional rights were violated when she was fired in August, former University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell has landed a job as the dean of women at a private evangelical Christian school in Mableton.

News you can use
Parents of high school seniors in Richmond County might be confused about graduation sites with all the changes in recent years.

Sex offender notices to be printed

Officials OK alcohol license
Despite some public dissent, Columbia County commissioners unanimously approved an alcohol license Tuesday night for a business that will be accessible only by way of an entrance to several subdivisions.

Military Milestones
- Air Force Airman Julisha L. Patten, a 2003 graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Diana Patten, of North Augusta, and sister of Royanne Johnson, of Aiken, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A 4-year-old girl has died after being attacked by two of the family's Rottweilers, Spartanburg County officials said.

College notes
George Ashu, an Augusta State University math and biology major, was named ASU's student calculus champion for 2005 at a calculus competition April 21.

Effort targets certification of teachers
A statewide effort to increase the number of nationally certified teachers kicked off Tuesday in Richmond County, where the effort could nearly triple the number of highly qualified teachers.

School board reviews budget
Columbia County school board members took a second look at a multimillion-dollar proposed budget at a special called meeting Tuesday but didn't suggest any changes.

Tasty treats
Sarah Phoebe Cook, 20 months, of Augusta, gets a taste of strawberries at Bell Farms Strawberry Patch in North Augusta.

Officials OK alcohol license
Despite some public dissent, Columbia County commissioners unanimously approved an alcohol license Tuesday night for a business that will be accessible only by way of an entrance to several subdivisions.

Money orders lead to arrest
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said it arrested an Augusta man Tuesday after stolen money orders were used to purchase goods from at least three people.

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling
Yvonne Stewart stands on the front lawn of her Sanderling subdivision home in south Augusta and admires the yardwork and decorations she spent two days arranging.

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that someone who contacted him online made a false report of a fire at his house Monday.

Across South Carolina

Private school hires ex-coach
ATHENS, Ga. - Four days after a federal judge dismissed her claim that her constitutional rights were violated when she was fired in August, former University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell has landed a job as the dean of women at a private evangelical Christian school in Mableton.

Cheney praises training center

Sex offender notices to be printed
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has approved legislation that will require registered sex offenders to have their photos published in the counties where they live.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

School board reviews budget
Columbia County school board members took a second look at a multimillion-dollar proposed budget at a special called meeting Tuesday but didn't suggest any changes.

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance

For the record
Recent sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage license applications and divorces.

Cheney praises training center
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Vice President Dick Cheney told students and staff at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that they are among the country's first and best defense against terrorists who would target the country.

Children scout out fun day at camp
There's a reason the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have Braille editions of their handbooks.

Group shifts arena plans
Augusta Entertainment LLC is back in the picture with a new proposal for a public-private partnership with the city to operate a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCHTODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Women excel in community
Julie Ginn Moretz remembers the frustration of having a child in the hospital and not being able to be with him.

Tasty treats
Sarah Phoebe Cook, 20 months, of Augusta, gets a taste of strawberries at Bell Farms Strawberry Patch in North Augusta.

Defendants had faith in Williams
Trusting former state Rep. Robin Williams could get you in trouble, two of his co-defendants testified Tuesday.

Effort targets certification of teachers
A statewide effort to increase the number of nationally certified teachers kicked off Tuesday in Richmond County, where the effort could nearly triple the number of highly qualified teachers.

Deal on damage claims reached
AIKEN - A tentative settlement has been reached for claimants seeking money from Norfolk Southern Corp., but the proposal is limited to minor injuries and evacuation and property damages caused by the Jan. 6 train crash in Graniteville.

Group shifts arena plans
Augusta Entertainment LLC is back in the picture with a new proposal for a public-private partnership with the city to operate a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Rants and Raves
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Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A 4-year-old girl has died after being attacked by two of the family's Rottweilers, Spartanburg County officials said.

Road work keeps going
The Empire State Building was built in less than a year and a half, from its excavation in January 1930 to its opening in May 1931.

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund
Raising at least $10,000 to support Army Emergency Relief shouldn't be any problem, said the organizers of a golf tournament to benefit the relief fund.

Aiken could get bus cameras
AIKEN - In the five years Jeremy Williams has driven school buses, he has seen plenty of rowdy behavior.

School readies for 'Little' spring show
Every January, Judith Simon Butler, the artistic director and drama instructor at the Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School, begins the challenge of directing more than 100 of the school's pupils for the spring play.

BRAC list may surface sooner

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

This week

Group shifts arena plans

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation

Road work keeps going

Meetings

Events
GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink from the era; demonstrations of weaving, glass-blowing, sculpting, leather crafting and more; $15.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $7.50 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger; (770) 964-8575

School news

College notes
George Ashu, an Augusta State University math and biology major, was named ASU's student calculus champion for 2005 at a calculus competition April 21.

Airport director's review due

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCH TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Meth labs are risk to child advocates

Children succeed on fast path to 'Jungle' musical
Performing with the Missoula Children's Theatre was a different experience for Clair Chavez.

Library events

Events

Williams convicted on fraud charges

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light wants a do-over in its request to raise customers' bills.

Across South Carolina

Meth labs are risk to child advocates
AIKEN - Gas cans with hoses. Shredded lithium batteries. Mason jars filled with thousands of cold tablets. They are a few telltale signs of clandestine methamphetamine labs.

Across the area

Airport director's review due
Just as it is for area schoolchildren, report card time is creeping ever closer for the director of the Augusta Regional Airport.

For the record

School news
Perry Zheng, a student at the Academy of Richmond County, took the top individual award for varsity at the annual Richmond County Secondary Mathematics Contest on April 21 at Fort Discovery.

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe

Meetings
SUPPORT GROUPSAL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Tana Michele Banks is today's Kid of the Day.

Reunions

Road work keeps going
The Empire State Building was built in less than a year and a half, from its excavation in January 1930 to its opening in May 1931.

Truck tips over

Money orders lead to arrest
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said it arrested an Augusta man Tuesday after stolen money orders were used to purchase goods from at least three people.

Commission derails audit of department

Deal on damage claims reached
AIKEN - A tentative settlement has been reached for claimants seeking money from Norfolk Southern Corp., but the proposal is limited to minor injuries and evacuation and property damages caused by the Jan. 6 train crash in Graniteville.

Williams case goes to jurors

Aiken could get bus cameras
AIKEN - In the five years Jeremy Williams has driven school buses, he has seen plenty of rowdy behavior.

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts

Cheney praises training center
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Vice President Dick Cheney told students and staff at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that they are among the country's first and best defense against terrorists who would target the country.

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies

News you can use
Parents of high school seniors in Richmond County might be confused about graduation sites with all the changes in recent years.

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that someone who contacted him online made a false report of a fire at his house Monday.

Things to do

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts
As Dennis Kotz and Dennis Hall, otherwise known as the Double D's, played their guitars and crooned an array of oldies from the 1970s, car lovers mingled inside and outside the SNO-CAP Drive-In on West Avenue in North Augusta.

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance
Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark is the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's latest production.

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation
Wearing a white lab coat and a gold medal, 15-year-old Rico Brandon stood at the lectern during the Junior Medical League graduation ceremony in the Hamilton Wing at the Medical College of Georgia and announced that he wanted to be a surgical technician.

Rants and Raves
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Children will perform one-act plays
What happens when middle school pupils tries to produce a play written by one of their peers?

Kid of the Day
Jessica Michelle Brackett is today's Kid of the Day.

This week
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 7 p.m. today; Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; sponsored by the 30906 Pastor's Alliance, Mayor Bob Young; 798-1882

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are seeking a man for questioning in a weekend hit-and-run accident that seriously injured an 11-year-old boy, officials said Wednesday.

Pet of the week
Kibbles, a 7-week-old terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A federal judge has delayed the execution of a man convicted of killing his wife and son to collect life insurance money, a release from the state attorney general's office said.

Deal on damage claims reached

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Coretta Scott King is back at home feeling "fine" after a brief hospitalization last week for a heart condition, her son said.

News you can use

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Effort targets certification of teachers

Meth labs are risk to child advocates
AIKEN - Gas cans with hoses. Shredded lithium batteries. Mason jars filled with thousands of cold tablets. They are a few telltale signs of clandestine methamphetamine labs.

Tasty treats

Truck tips over
Tow truck drivers and Georgia Department of Transportation workers unload boxes of soft drinks from a tractor-trailer.

School board reviews budget

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light wants a do-over in its request to raise customers' bills.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Commission derails audit of department
Despite a concerted effort by Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams, Augusta commissioners have declined to order an outside audit of the city's recreation department.

Things to do
In recognition of National Day of Prayer, a prayer, praise and worship service will be held at 7 tonight at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta. The event is sponsored by the 30906 Pastors' Alliance and Mayor Bob Young. Call 798-1882.

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe
By remembering the tragic events of the Holocaust and those who perished in it more than 60 years ago, Augusta's Jewish community hopes to prevent others from suffering a similar fate.

School news
Perry Zheng, a student at the Academy of Richmond County, took the top individual award for varsity at the annual Richmond County Secondary Mathematics Contest on April 21 at Fort Discovery.

Across Georgia

Meetings
SUPPORT GROUPS AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Officials OK alcohol license

Fort Gordon Profile
Army SPC. Quashika Taylor Hometown: Leland, Miss. Family: Husband, Marc Taylor; Daughter, Kristina Taylor

College notes

Recycling
- Augusta-North Augusta Regional Material Recovery Facility, 101 Clay Pit Road, North Augusta, 441-4242, takes plastic and aluminum food and beverage containers.

Across the area

For the record
Recent sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage license applications and divorces.

Defendants had faith in Williams

Williams convicted on fraud charges
Former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Augusta on all charges of conspiring with four others to defraud an Augusta mental health center of more than $2 million.

Rants and Raves
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Richmond County school menu
TODAY: Breakfast burrito and salsa, juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are seeking a man for questioning in a weekend hit-and-run accident that seriously injured an 11-year-old boy, officials said Wednesday.

Recycling

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Coretta Scott King is back at home feeling "fine" after a brief hospitalization last week for a heart condition, her son said.

Aiken could get bus cameras

Airport director's review due
Just as it is for area schoolchildren, report card time is creeping ever closer for the director of the Augusta Regional Airport.

Private school hires ex-coach

Williams case goes to jurors
Both sides basically agreed on the evidence presented in the federal trial of former state Rep. Robin Williams and four others. But where one side saw crimes, the other saw proof of innocence Wednesday.

Money orders lead to arrest

BRAC list may surface sooner
Expect to know Fort Gordon's fate sooner rather than later.

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts
As Dennis Kotz and Dennis Hall, otherwise known as the Double D's, played their guitars and crooned an array of oldies from the 1970s, car lovers mingled inside and outside the SNO-CAP Drive-In on West Avenue in North Augusta.

Recycling
- Augusta-North Augusta Regional Material Recovery Facility, 101 Clay Pit Road, North Augusta, 441-4242, takes plastic and aluminum food and beverage containers.

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund
Raising at least $10,000 to support Army Emergency Relief shouldn't be any problem, said the organizers of a golf tournament to benefit the relief fund.

Kid of the Day
Jessica Michelle Brackett is today's Kid of the Day.

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance
Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark is the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's latest production.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A federal judge has delayed the execution of a man convicted of killing his wife and son to collect life insurance money, a release from the state attorney general's office said.

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling
Yvonne Stewart stands on the front lawn of her Sanderling subdivision home in south Augusta and admires the yardwork and decorations she spent two days arranging.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation
Wearing a white lab coat and a gold medal, 15-year-old Rico Brandon stood at the lectern during the Junior Medical League graduation ceremony in the Hamilton Wing at the Medical College of Georgia and announced that he wanted to be a surgical technician.

Commission derails audit of department
Despite a concerted effort by Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams, Augusta commissioners have declined to order an outside audit of the city's recreation department.

This week
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 7 p.m. today; Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; sponsored by the 30906 Pastor's Alliance, Mayor Bob Young; 798-1882

Truck tips over
Tow truck drivers and Georgia Department of Transportation workers unload boxes of soft drinks from a tractor-trailer.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Williams case goes to jurors
Both sides basically agreed on the evidence presented in the federal trial of former state Rep. Robin Williams and four others. But where one side saw crimes, the other saw proof of innocence Wednesday.

Events
GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink from the era; demonstrations of weaving, glass-blowing, sculpting, leather crafting and more; $15.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $7.50 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger; (770) 964-8575

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe
By remembering the tragic events of the Holocaust and those who perished in it more than 60 years ago, Augusta's Jewish community hopes to prevent others from suffering a similar fate.

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies
Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Boyd joined the Academy of Richmond County's Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps as a freshman to get out of physical education classes. He didn't know he'd fall in love with the program.

News you can use

Things to do
In recognition of National Day of Prayer, a prayer, praise and worship service will be held at 7 tonight at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta. The event is sponsored by the 30906 Pastors' Alliance and Mayor Bob Young. Call 798-1882.

BRAC list may surface sooner
Expect to know Fort Gordon's fate sooner rather than later.

Glenn Hills gives back to ex-star by retiring jersey
Michael Curry has given and given and given to Glenn Hills High since he graduated in 1986.

'Kingdom of Heaven' avoids Muslim outcry
LOS ANGELES - In these uneasy times, you'd think a Hollywood epic about the Crusades would spark a major revival of hard feelings over the medieval religious wars in the Middle East.

At the Movies: 'Kingdom of Heaven'

Flicks

Mini reviews
Paramount picturesScott Bakula stars as Capt. Jonathan Archer in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

'Kingdom of Heaven' avoids Muslim outcry
LOS ANGELES - In these uneasy times, you'd think a Hollywood epic about the Crusades would spark a major revival of hard feelings over the medieval religious wars in the Middle East.

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The Force lands in theaters a bit more forcefully in the final installment of George Lucas "Star Wars" tale.

At the Movies: 'Crash'
With "Crash," Paul Haggis delivers a knockout punch that rivals the one he leveled with his Oscar-nominated "Million Dollar Baby" script.

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'
Paris Hilton has finally found her calling.\r\nIt's not functioning as a professional socialite and party girl, though walking the red carpet is an activity she has elevated to an art form. It's not designing perfume or jewelry or clothing for small dogs.

'Treasure' delivers good time despite nonsensical plot
An amalgamation of genres, Nation Treasure tries to bridge the gap between the caper film and action-adventure, and between a chase movie and The Da Vinci Code, the blockbuster novel from which it unapologetically borrows.

At the Movies: 'Crash'
With "Crash," Paul Haggis delivers a knockout punch that rivals the one he leveled with his Oscar-nominated "Million Dollar Baby" script.

'Kingdom of Heaven' avoids Muslim outcry

Mini reviews
Paramount picturesScott Bakula stars as Capt. Jonathan Archer in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.

At the Movies: 'Kingdom of Heaven'
"Kingdom of Heaven," Ridley Scott's tale of love, honor and intrigue during the Crusades, is as impressively vast and immaculately detailed as you'd expect from the Oscar-nominated director of "Gladiator."

'Treasure' delivers good time despite nonsensical plot
An amalgamation of genres, Nation Treasure tries to bridge the gap between the caper film and action-adventure, and between a chase movie and The Da Vinci Code, the blockbuster novel from which it unapologetically borrows.

At the Movies: 'Kingdom of Heaven'
"Kingdom of Heaven," Ridley Scott's tale of love, honor and intrigue during the Crusades, is as impressively vast and immaculately detailed as you'd expect from the Oscar-nominated director of "Gladiator."

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'Crash'

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The Force lands in theaters a bit more forcefully in the final installment of George Lucas "Star Wars" tale.

'Treasure' delivers good time despite nonsensical plot

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'
Paris Hilton has finally found her calling. It's not functioning as a professional socialite and party girl, though walking the red carpet is an activity she has elevated to an art form. It's not designing perfume or jewelry or clothing for small dogs.

Mini reviews

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission
Horn in hand, Roger Lewis, baritone and soprano sax player for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been preaching the gospel of the winds for more than 25 years.

Big ticket
THE BLACK CROWES WHEN: 8 p.m. today-Sunday WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission
Horn in hand, Roger Lewis, baritone and soprano sax player for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been preaching the gospel of the winds for more than 25 years.

Big ticket

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years

Boxing inspires singer Aimee Mann
NEW YORK - Here's an image hard to get out of your head: wiry singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, chronicler of the emotionally fragile, whaling the tar out of somebody in a boxing ring.

Big ticket
THE BLACK CROWESWHEN: 8 p.m. today-SundayWHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Boxing inspires singer Aimee Mann
NEW YORK - Here's an image hard to get out of your head: wiry singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, chronicler of the emotionally fragile, whaling the tar out of somebody in a boxing ring.

Sonic spotlight
BRIAN ALLENAGE: 36HOMETOWN: Augusta

Sonic spotlight

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years
Despite being the only original member in a band that has survived more than 30 years and 30 personnel changes, Doug Gray insists he is not Marshall Tucker.

Boxing inspires singer Aimee Mann

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission

Sonic spotlight
BRIAN ALLEN AGE: 36 HOMETOWN: Augusta

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years
Despite being the only original member in a band that has survived more than 30 years and 30 personnel changes, Doug Gray insists he is not Marshall Tucker.

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Daunte Finger's National Football League career lasted only two years, but he wasn't ready to walk away from the roar of the crowd.

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman

Drivers' children do have options

Drivers' children do have options
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Ann Schrader has watched her husband, Ken, travel around the country to race. One night he was at a small dirt track, the next at a massive Nextel Cup Series track.

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Daunte Finger's National Football League career lasted only two years, but he wasn't ready to walk away from the roar of the crowd.

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman has won three pole positions this year and he's been a top-10 qualifier for all nine races.

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman has won three pole positions this year and he's been a top-10 qualifier for all nine races.

Drivers' children do have options
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Ann Schrader has watched her husband, Ken, travel around the country to race. One night he was at a small dirt track, the next at a massive Nextel Cup Series track.

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics

Lakers to begin seeking new head coach
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Phil Jackson is a leading candidate - but not a lock - to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Buss said Wednesday.

Lakers to begin seeking new head coach

Lakers to begin seeking new head coach
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Phil Jackson is a leading candidate - but not a lock - to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Buss said Wednesday.

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Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open

Musketeers romp in the second round

Greater Good jockey has tough critic

Geathers goes on scoring frenzy

Overtime

Afleet Alex could be racing's next feel-good story

Evans makes it to quarterfinals

Some prefer Keeneland's quiet to Churchill's bustle

Area announcements

Overtime

Clijsters gains advances with 18th win in 19 matches

Aquinas is right in tune

Overtime
With one round remaining in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, No. 1 USC Aiken leads Armstrong Atlantic State by two shots entering today's final round.

Greater Good jockey has tough critic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Even if Greater Good wins the Kentucky Derby, jockey John McKee thinks he'll get an earful from Eddie Campbell, his 76-year-old agent.

Overtime
With one round remaining in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, No. 1 USC Aiken leads Armstrong Atlantic State by two shots entering today's final round.

Musketeers romp in the second round
Northside-Columbus took a shot at the defending Class AAA soccer co-champions Wednesday in the state playoffs. Too bad it was a punch, and not any footwork on the field. The Patriots' Rhomand Dupass received a red card for his flagrant pugilistic try in the final minutes of play.

Evans makes it to quarterfinals
Evans coach Brian Killips says his team has a little Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde in it.

Overtime
Augusta State senior left fielder Brandon Sumlin has been named All-Conference by the Peach Belt Conference.

Geathers goes on scoring frenzy
AIKEN - The two coaches stood at midfield chatting. Before Boiling Springs coach Kingsley Emerson shook hands and walked away, he made sure he let South Aiken coach Paul Waters know that the state was aware of Jamal Geathers.

Aquinas is right in tune
In the world of Aquinas soccer, some players are "piano carriers," some "piano players."

Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open
BERLIN - Maria Sharapova moved closer to the world's top ranking Wednesday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-2 at the German Open.

Clijsters gains advances with 18th win in 19 matches
BERLIN - Kim Clijsters won for the 18th time in 19 matches, routing qualifier Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the German Open.

Overtime
Augusta State senior left fielder Brandon Sumlin has been named All-Conference by the Peach Belt Conference.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted.

Aquinas is right in tune
In the world of Aquinas soccer, some players are "piano carriers," some "piano players."

Greater Good jockey has tough critic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Even if Greater Good wins the Kentucky Derby, jockey John McKee thinks he'll get an earful from Eddie Campbell, his 76-year-old agent.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted.

Some prefer Keeneland's quiet to Churchill's bustle
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The dogwood trees are blooming, and the traffic - both human and equine - is light at Nick Zito's barn at Keeneland.

Evans makes it to quarterfinals
Evans coach Brian Killips says his team has a little Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde in it.

Clijsters gains advances with 18th win in 19 matches
BERLIN - Kim Clijsters won for the 18th time in 19 matches, routing qualifier Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the German Open.

Musketeers romp in the second round
Northside-Columbus took a shot at the defending Class AAA soccer co-champions Wednesday in the state playoffs. Too bad it was a punch, and not any footwork on the field. The Patriots' Rhomand Dupass received a red card for his flagrant pugilistic try in the final minutes of play.

Afleet Alex could be racing's next feel-good story
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Afleet Alex is running for more than glory in the Kentucky Derby. The big bay colt is running to beat cancer, too.

Afleet Alex could be racing's next feel-good story
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Afleet Alex is running for more than glory in the Kentucky Derby. The big bay colt is running to beat cancer, too.

Evans welcomes Belchyk's return
Soccer is a sport where violent crashes are the norm. Mid-air collisions in soccer are as common as the high-speed wrecks in NASCAR.

Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open
BERLIN - Maria Sharapova moved closer to the world's top ranking Wednesday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-2 at the German Open.

Wolfpack overcome scare
Greenbrier received a scare Tuesday night that had nothing to do with their opponent, Warner Robins.

Geathers goes on scoring frenzy
AIKEN - The two coaches stood at midfield chatting. Before Boiling Springs coach Kingsley Emerson shook hands and walked away, he made sure he let South Aiken coach Paul Waters know that the state was aware of Jamal Geathers.

Some prefer Keeneland's quiet to Churchill's bustle
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The dogwood trees are blooming, and the traffic - both human and equine - is light at Nick Zito's barn at Keeneland.

Josh Crowe returns to the Lewis Family Homecoming

Josh Crowe returns to the Lewis Family Homecoming
Life is good for Josh Crowe: His latest CD is generating rave reviews, he has a new weekly show in the tourist town of Cherokee, N.C., and his brother is back on stage with him after a 12-year absence.

Josh Crowe returns to the Lewis Family Homecoming
Life is good for Josh Crowe: His latest CD is generating rave reviews, he has a new weekly show in the tourist town of Cherokee, N.C., and his brother is back on stage with him after a 12-year absence.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican videos

Will Ferrell to return to 'SNL' as host

ABC News: Ex-'Idol' singer claims affair with judge

Ratings illustrate the sad state of network comedies

ABC News: Ex-'Idol' singer claims affair with judge
LOS ANGELES - An ABC News special on competitor Fox's hit series "American Idol" will report a former contestant's claim that he had a sexual relationship with judge Paula Abdul while on the talent show, ABC News said Tuesday.

Will Ferrell to return to 'SNL' as host
NEW YORK - "Saturday Night Live" is getting some more cowbell.

Ratings illustrate the sad state of network comedies
NEW YORK - With a month remaining in the TV season and CBS having all but wrapped up the status of most popular network, the industry's attention turns to the hot battle between Fox and CBS for dominance among youthful viewers.

Ratings illustrate the sad state of network comedies
NEW YORK - With a month remaining in the TV season and CBS having all but wrapped up the status of most popular network, the industry's attention turns to the hot battle between Fox and CBS for dominance among youthful viewers.

TV's hottest shows prepare for head-to-head battles
May 25, the final night of the 2004-05 TV season, could go down in history. Three powerhouse attractions - the crowning of the fourth American Idol, the double-length season finale of serial hit Lost and the torn-from-the-headlines TV movie Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution - will collide in what might be the most contentious weeknight ever.

TV's hottest shows prepare for head-to-head battles

'The Daily Show' correspondent gets his own show
NEW YORK - If Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is the comic version of Peter Jennings or Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert promises to be the same for Bill O'Reilly and others like him.

'The Daily Show' correspondent gets his own show
NEW YORK - If Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is the comic version of Peter Jennings or Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert promises to be the same for Bill O'Reilly and others like him.

ABC News: Ex-'Idol' singer claims affair with judge
LOS ANGELES - An ABC News special on competitor Fox's hit series "American Idol" will report a former contestant's claim that he had a sexual relationship with judge Paula Abdul while on the talent show, ABC News said Tuesday.

TV's hottest shows prepare for head-to-head battles
May 25, the final night of the 2004-05 TV season, could go down in history. Three powerhouse attractions - the crowning of the fourth American Idol, the double-length season finale of serial hit Lost and the torn-from-the-headlines TV movie Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution - will collide in what might be the most contentious weeknight ever.

'The Daily Show' correspondent gets his own show

Will Ferrell to return to 'SNL' as host
NEW YORK - "Saturday Night Live" is getting some more cowbell.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'

Galleries calendar

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do

The top five list

Paris Hilton: 'I'm like an American princess'

People in the News

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements

People in the News

Applause calendar

Club calendar

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican videos
Here's some advice for Cinco de Mayo: Don't go with the obvious celebrations. Sure, a pilgrimage to a Mexican eatery and bellying up to a bean burrito and brawny margarita might seem a suitable way to commemorate the Mexican victory over French forces in 1862, but come Seis de Mayo, you might regret your decision.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican videos
Here's some advice for Cinco de Mayo: Don't go with the obvious celebrations. Sure, a pilgrimage to a Mexican eatery and bellying up to a bean burrito and brawny margarita might seem a suitable way to commemorate the Mexican victory over French forces in 1862, but come Seis de Mayo, you might regret your decision.

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win
USC Aiken's year of dominance continued Wednesday afternoon.

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win
USC Aiken's year of dominance continued Wednesday afternoon.

Palmetto deserves boost in fanfare
Every year when national golf magazines come out with their lists of the greatest golf courses in each state, I read them, shake my head and wonder:

Palmetto deserves boost in fanfare
Every year when national golf magazines come out with their lists of the greatest golf courses in each state, I read them, shake my head and wonder:

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Odds and Ends

Employee's severed finger found in frozen custard

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest

Firefighter makes astounding recovery

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold